Infinity Blade




Medieval battle game is too violent for young kids.

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Ease of play

The controls are very well done and easy to grasp. The developers also resisted the urge to put too many actions into the game.


The game is a series of intense fights. The storyline exists solely to put the battles in context. Players use swords and magic to defeat a string of enemies, who come equipped with axes, maces, clubs, and other medieval-style weapons. There is no blood; however, players will see death strokes in closeup graphics. Players are also rewarded bonus points for slashing an opponent as many times as possible before he falls.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Health potions, found as you move from battle to battle, restore hit points.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Infinity Blade is an action game set in medieval times. It offers some of the most impressive graphics of any game on the system to date, and that might be something that attracts some children, but the game is not suited for pre-teens. Infinity Blade is a series of fights against increasingly fierce opponents ranging from armored assassins to trolls to a character known as the God King. There is no blood in the battles, but some of the death strokes are graphic. The game also encourages you to slash an opponent as many times as you can before he falls for bonus experience points. There is no multiplayer component, but achievements and leaderboards can be accessed through Apple's Game Center.

What kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

Infinity Blade wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning. 

What kids can learn

Infinity Blade wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning. 

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

What's it about?

Infinity Blade players will fight a series of increasingly fierce enemies ranging from armored assassins to trolls to a character known as the God King. They'll use finger swipes to attack, as well as dodge, block, and parry incoming blows. Players can also use rings to summon magical spells when their mana is full (viewable via an onscreen symbol.) Winning battles often nets players gold rewards, which can be spent to upgrade their current weapon or to buy a new ones.

Is it any good?


There's nothing particularly deep about the gameplay of Infinity Blade, but the game is a lot of fun to play -- and it's nearly as fun to just look at. The graphics engine powering the app is an offshoot of the one used in Gears of War, making it one of the most advanced on Apple's systems. Unfortunately, after you've played for a while the repetitive nature of the game becomes apparent. While you can choose different weapons and magic powers to battle opponents, you're still using the same actions. That could prevent some people from finishing the game. That said, there's something mesmerizing about the simplistic structure of the game that hooks you, and fans of action games will likely find themselves playing regularly -- even though they recognize the game's faults. Infinity Blade, in some ways, is an action equivalent of classic quarter-gobbling arcade games. You're repeating the same motions and actions a lot, but the game is still somehow entertaining enough that you may not mind.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Release date:December 9, 2010
Category:Action Games
Publisher:Chair Entertainment Group, LLC
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2 or later

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  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 16 years old Written byalynichelle May 3, 2013

Not bad unless you take it in a bad way.

What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 13 years old Written byVideo Game Reviewer June 30, 2011

15+....... wow.

This is an amazing application, and it was seriously overrated
Teen, 15 years old Written byDarkArcher64 February 8, 2011


I understand there is alot of fast paced action and violence but the Apple Store's rating is 9+! A great game, not a ton of violence and enimes are dressed creepy and some enimes wear revealing clothes showing big gashes and scars. Beside some scariness and violence, it's fine for 12 and older.
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Too much violence


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